Multiple Offenses & Felony DWI

Being charged with a DWI is already a serious matter with consequences that are both extensive and expensive, including potentially a loss of driving privileges. If it is not your first offense, the consequences are compounded. This can include significant time in jail and a felony DWI offense on your record.

Understanding Repeat Offenses

The charges against repeat offenders can quickly escalate, requiring the need of an experienced attorney. At The Law Offices of Remy R. Perot & John L. Kotchick, III, we do extensive work in felony DWI defense. Below is an overview of various DWI felony offenses and the penalties they can trigger.

Second DWI offense within 10 years

  • Class E felony charge
  • One and one-third to four years of state prison
  • Minimum one-year suspension of your driver's license
  • Fines ranging from $1,000 to $5,000
  • Five years of probation
  • Community service
  • Alcohol assessment
  • Ignition interlock device for one year or longer on all vehicles in the household
  • Mandatory court surcharges
  • DMV assessment fees

Third DWI offense within 10 years

  • Class D felony charge
  • two and one-third to seven years in state prison
  • Minimum one-year suspension of your driver's license
  • Minimum of 10 days in jail (up to seven years)
  • Fines ranging from $2,000 to $10,000
  • Five years of probation
  • Community service
  • Alcohol assessment
  • Ignition interlock device for one year or longer on all vehicles in the household
  • Mandatory court surcharges
  • DMV assessment fees

DWI with a minor in the vehicle (Leandra's Law): If you are found to be driving while having a child under the age of 15 in the car while intoxicated, even as a first-time offender, you will be charged with an automatic felony.

  • Fines up to $5,000
  • Up to four years in jail
  • Five years probation
  • Community service
  • Alcohol assessment
  • Ignition interlock for one-year or longer on all vehicles in the household
  • Mandatory court surcharges
  • DMV assessment fees

Vehicular assault/DWI with personal injury: If you injure another individual because you were driving while intoxicated, even as a first-time offender, it is a charge of vehicular assault.

  • Class E to a Class C Felony
  • State prison time of up to 15 years depending on the class of felony

Speak With An Attorney

At The Law Offices of Remy R. Perot & John L. Kotchick, III, our attorneys are committed to zealously advocating on your behalf, working with prosecutors to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. To learn more about how we can help minimize the charges and sentencing against you, please contact our Binghamton and Broome County law firm today at 607-772-8440 or toll free at 800-818-8010.